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Tissue Bank

Research is essential to advance our understanding and knowledge for improving diagnosis, outcome and treatment for all children with cancer. 

The CCLG Tissue Bank was set up in 1998 to provide a resource of human tissue for scientists studying the biology of childhood cancers.                     

From 1998 to 2013:

  • ~14,000 samples have been banked
  • ~7,000 samples released to researchers

  • Supported 108 biological studies to date

Tissue samples are banked from multiple centres throughout the UK and Ireland. These samples are all centrally stored in the Newcastle Biomedicine Biobank so there is streamlined access to tissue of childhood tumours.

For further information about the CCLG Tissue Bank see

Information for Patients
Information for Banking Centres
Information for Researchers
CCLG Tissue Bank Staff

The Tissue Bank is funded by


The CCLG Tissue Bank is an official member of

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